Posted: Sun 12th Jun 2016

Residents Praised For Recycling Boost

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 12th, 2016

Green residents in the Caerphilly county borough have helped the council achieve the highest increase in recycling rates across Wales during the last quarter of 2015. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Caerphilly county borough council would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to residents across the area for their ongoing efforts to boost the amount of material being recycled instead of going to landfill. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council is on course to meet the ambitious recycling targets set by Welsh Government and recent results show that for the last three months of 2015 we saw a huge 13% rise in our recycling rates compared with the same period the year before. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

That is an increase from 51% to 64% of all household waste collected being either recycled, reused or composted. This was the largest rise in the whole of Wales over this period. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services said, “These figures are very encouraging and clearly demonstrate that our residents are as committed to recycling as we are. I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have contributed to this outcome. There is still work to do and the targets will become even tougher in future, but I’m confident we can meet these if we all work together – please keep it up!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council has been actively encouraging more people to recycle by using awareness-raising campaigns such as the recent ‘Sin Bin’ campaign. This highlighted the problems caused if residents include inappropriate items in the recycling bin such as nappies, pet poo and food waste. Pupils from a local primary school featured in a series of short videos urging people not to make their recycling bin a ‘sin bin’. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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